Appliance Cost Fact Sheet
Snohomish County PUD
Appliance Cost Fact Sheet
Use this fact sheet to find out the approximate cost to run appliances in your home and office. These examples are
based on usage by a family of four and have been rounded to the nearest whole dollar. On the last page, you will find
the formula used to figure out these costs, so that you can adjust these to fit your own family/situation or calculate
costs for any appliances not listed. The appliances are listed by room areas. For current rates, visit www.snopud.com/
rates or call our Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700 (M-F, 8a-5p).
Average Hours
WattsOperated
Kitchen
Blender
385
Broiler
1,400
Can opener
180
Clock
3
Coffee-maker, automatic, brew cycle
880
Coffee-maker, automatic, warm cycle
80
Coffee-maker, drip, brew cycle
1,500
Coffee-maker, drip, warm cycle
70
Convection oven
1,600
Crock-Pot
80
Dishwasher with heater
1,200
Fan, kitchen
250
Freezer (16 cu. ft.), manual defrost
330
Freezer (16 cu. ft.), auto defrost
400
Food processor
480
Fryer, deep fat
1,500
Frying pan
1,200
Garbage disposal
450
Hot plate with 2 elements
1,250
Microwave oven
1,000
Mixer (portable)
125
Popcorn popper
660
Range (surface unit and oven)
12,000
Range, during self-cleaning process
5,000
Refrig/Freezer (14 cu. ft.), new
130
Refrig/Freezer (14 cu. ft.), older
280
Refrig/Freezer (18 cu. ft.), ENERGY STAR175
Refrig/Freezer (18 cu. ft.), older
400
Slow cooker
200
Toaster
1,100
Toaster oven
1,500
Trash compactor
400
Waffle iron
1,200
Rev. October 2017
5
4
1
Continuous
Twice daily
30
Twice daily
30
30
32
31
30
220
260
1
4
8
3
2
30
8
5
11
1
300
380
280
380
225
2
5
15
2
Kilowatt-
Hrs/Mo.
Average
Cost/Mo.
1.9
5.6 0.2
2.2 13.6
2.4
23.3
2.1
48.0
2.6
37.2
7.5
72.6
104.0
0.2
6.0
9.6
1.4
2.5
30.0
1.0
3.3
132.0
5.0
39.0
106.4
49.0
152.0
45.0
2.2
7.5
6.0
2.4
Under 25¢
Under $1
Under 5¢
Under 25¢
$1
Under 50¢
$2
Under 25¢
$5
Under 50¢
$4
Under $1
$8
$11
Under 5¢
Under $1
$1
Under 25¢
Under 50¢
$3
Under 25¢
Under 50¢
$14
Under $1
$4
$11
$5
$16
$5
Under 25¢
Under $1
Under $1
Under 50¢
Snohomish County PUD
Average Hours
WattsOperated
Utility/Laundry Room
Clothes dryer
Clothes washer, general
Clothes washer, horizontal axis
Iron
Sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner
Bedroom & Bath
Blanket, electric
Hair dryer
Hair curlers
Shaver
Sun lamp
Toothbrush, electric
Water bed heater
Lighting
CFL (1600 lumens)
CFL (1100 lumens)
CFL (800 lumens)
Floodlight, outdoor, with photocell
Holiday string lights, 100 mini-lights
Holiday string lights, 100 C7 lights
Holiday string lights, 100 LED lights
Incandescent, 100w (1600 lumens)
Incandescent, 75w (1100 lumens)
Incandescent, 60w (800 lumens)
LED (1600 lumens)
LED (1100 lumens)
LED (800 lumens)
Living Room Appliances
Fan, box, 20” Fan, ceiling, small
Fan, ceiling, large
Fan, oscillating
Radio
Radio/stereo
Television, black and white
Television, color, 25”
Television HD, LCD (42”)
Television HD, plasma (50”)
(continued)
Rev. October 2017
Kilowatt-
Hrs/Mo.
Average
Cost/Mo.
5,000
500
263
1,100
75
900
24
18
18
4
12
4
120.0
9.0
4.7
4.4
0.9
3.6
$13
Under $1
Under 50¢
Under 50¢
Under 10¢
Under 50¢
200
1,000
350
15
250
10
300
85
15
7.5
7.5
10
10
380
17.0
15.0
2.6
0.1
2.5
0.1
114.0
$2
$2
Under 50¢
Under 5¢
Under 50¢
Under 5¢
$12
23
18
13
150
60
500
3
100
75
60
16
13
8
150
150
150
350
180
180
180
150
150
150
150
150
150
3.5
2.7
2.0
52.5
10.8
90.0
0.5
15.0
11.3
9.0
2.4
2.0
1.2
Under 50¢
Under 50¢
Under 25¢
$5
$1
$9
Under 10¢
$2
$1
$1
Under 50¢
Under 25¢
Under 25¢
130
60
100
47
20
80
55
120
213
350
120
120
120
120
120
120
244
244
244
244
15.6
7.2
12.0
5.6
2.4
9.6
13.4
29.3
52.0
85.4
$2
Under $1
$1
Under $1
Under 50¢
$1
$1
$3
$5
$9
Snohomish County PUD
Average Hours
WattsOperated
Living Room Appliances (cont’d)
Television HD, rear-projection (60”)
TV add-on: Cable box
TV add-on: DVD player
TV add-on: DVR
TV add-on: VCR
TV add-on: Playstation 3 Original
TV add-on: Playstation 3 Slim
TV add-on: Playstation 4
TV add-on: Wii
TV add-on: Wii U
TV add-on: Xbox One
TV add-on: Xbox 360 Original
TV add-on: Xbox 360 S
212
15
20
33
40
190
85
120
40
35
95
180
90
Kilowatt-
Hrs/Mo.
Average
Cost/Mo.
51.7
11.0
0.9
24.1
2.5
33.2
14.9
21.0
7.0
6.1
16.6
31.5
15.7
$5
$1
Under 10¢
$3
Under 50¢
$3
$2
$2
Under $1
Under $1
$2
$3
$2
244
730
46
730
62
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Appliances
Air-conditioner, room
200-320
Air-conditioner, central
2500-8500
Dehumidifier
250
Electric furnace w/o air-conditioner
8500
Electric heater, 5-ft baseboard
1250
Electric heater, portable
1500
Humidifier
170
Water heater, (quick recovery)
4500
67
13.4 - 21.4 $1 - $2
67
167.0 - 569.5
$17 - $60
210 52.5$5
321
2728.5
$284
300
375.0
$39
240
360.0
$37
63 10.7$1
78
352.8
$37
Office Machines (based on 30% of name-plate rating)
Calculator, desk Calculator, printing
Computer
Wireless router
FAX machine
Photocopier, small
Photocopier, large
Printer, inkjet
Printer, laser
Typewriter
Water cooler
Miscellaneous
Garage door opener
Furnace fan
Hot tub
Well pump (1 horsepower)
Rev. October 2017
14
70
100
7
65
420
1600
125
600
138
140
15
15
300
730
720
240
240
240
240
240
240
0.2
Under 5¢
1.1
Under 25¢
30.0$3
5.1
Under $1
46.8
$5
100.8
$11
384.0
$40
30.0
$3
144.0
$15
33.1$3
33.6
$4
350
650
4,500
1,000
11
150
75
95
3.6
97.5
337.5
95.0
Under 50¢
$10
$35
$10
Snohomish County PUD
Figuring out your Energy Costs
If you really want to control how much you spend for your electric energy, it’s important to know how to compute the
operating costs of your electrical appliances, your electric furnace, and your lights.
Knowing these costs will help you see where your electric energy dollars are going, how much one appliance costs to
operate compared to others, and how to conserve energy to lower your electric bill. Snohomish County PUD charges
for the electricity you use by the kilowatt hour (kWh).
To determine the kilowatt-hour usage of an appliance, you must first determine the wattage of the appliance. For
example, a 60-watt light bulb has a wattage of 60; a 1500-watt portable heater has a wattage of 1500. You should be
able to find the wattage listed on the appliance.
Next, you need to determine how many continuous hours you use the appliance.
The formula to determine kilowatt hours is: (Wattage x Hours of use) ÷ 1000 = Kilowatt hours (kWh)
To determine the operating cost of that appliance, you would then multiply the kilowatt hours (kWh) by the current PUD rate for electricity. As of October 1, 2017, the PUD has a rate of about 10.4¢ per kWh*. To determine the
operating cost: kWh x PUD rate = Operating Cost
FOR EXAMPLE:
Your fan uses 600 watts and you use it for 40 hours/month.
To determine kilowatt hours: (600 x 40) ÷ 1000 = 24 kWh for a month
The cost to operate this fan in one month would be:
24 kWh x .104 = $2.50 for a month
Check out Home EnergyAdvisor calculator at snopud.com/energyadvisor to analyze your home energy use and
find ways to save. We also offer calculators for appliances, lighting, televisions and thermostats for your convenience.
When shopping for new appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR™ logo. This designation means that the appliance
has been rated as energy-efficient by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Questions?
Call our Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700
Toll-free in Western Washington and outside Everett at 1-877-783-1000, extension 1700
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 8 AM to 5 PM
*Visit our website at snopud.com/rates or contact the Energy Hotline for the most current electric rates.
Rev. October 2017
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